And we forget that amazing catch Plax made against the Bills that basically saved the game. Not sure anybody on this roster can catch that ball, it was a horrible pass. One of the best catches of the entire season IMO.
I think b.c of our lack of talent last season, players such as Plax and LT had to be overused. I think they both will be missed. I don't know who is going to be catching the ball out of the backfield or which back is going to pick up the blitz.
Hopefully we have some of the younger players step up and fill those rolls.
That's probably where any knowing Jets fans would base their concerns.
The Austin Howard experiment has gone pretty well thus far. I have just have my doubts as to how long this will last.
As a Jets fans, I want what is best for the team and Sanchez in particular. This is a make or break year for him. There's a good possibility that he'll get benched this season. The only way we get to see what he can truly do, at his best, is to give him all of the necessary support players behind him.
The bottom line, is every single Jets fan that actually watched the games KNEW that Wayne Hunter was a liability. They knew that the team must do something about it. Now, if Tanny chose not to because he thought Hunter would suddenly improve or he just didn't notice Hunters poor play? That speaks volumes about the lack of ability that Tanny has being the GM.
The reason why Tanny is taking so much nonsense from the fans and the media is because EVERYONE, seemingly besides him, knew that the RT needed to be replaced. EVERYONE knew it. And everyone saw disaster coming because he didn't do what was necessary during the offseason.
I hate to use the Patsies as an example, but look at what BB does. Do you EVER see the Patsies go into a season with a such a glaring weakness and liability at one particular spot? NEVER. The minute they see it they address it. Come hell or high water, they get something done for the benefit of the team. You can't say the same about the Jets.
The league is filled with guys who have "rare" abilities. That's why they're in the NFL. But if you don't know that a player can catch, run a proper route, or even improve, then you definitely can't call them more than average. In fact, average is a stretch.
Like Jetstream said, there isn't a single player on this offense that worries an opposing defense...right now. If Hill goes off for 8 / 150 / 2TDs in one of the first few games, I'll gladly revise that statement. Until then, the team's lack of an offensive game-changer is a concern.
... Agree with this ...As a Jets fans, I want what is best for the team and Sanchez in particular. This is a make or break year for him.
There's a good possibility that he'll get benched this season.
... Completely disagree with this ...
... Outside of the wildcat/specialty plays not a chance Tebow is our qb unless we are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs ...
... Too hard to type on this iPad to keep going line for line ... But the bottom line is the FO got the fix in at RT before the season started (as I always believed they would) and this will give both Sanchez and our team as a whole a chance to make some noise this year
Given that we have a more favourable schedule this year (IMHO at least) don't you see hope that we might win quite a few games by decent margins?
It's almost like 2009 all over again.. The US against the World mentality.
Only problem is skinny Rex is to damn humble I want my loud mouth coach back.
If he doesn't play well? What are the Jets left to do? I shutter at the thought of Tim Tebow being the QB. That would truly be a disaster. But they will definitely make a move if they are forced to. Who knows maybe Greg McElroy along with Tim Tebow will see significant playing time in the event Sanchez gets benched. Then, after the season, the Jets will draft another blue chip QB prospect.
The point I'm making is that Sanchez MUST show improvement this season. If he doesn't they will definitely starts the wheels turning to move on with another QB.
Our RB's are so so. We have no blocking TE's in a run heavy scheme. Our WR group may be the worst in the league besides the phins with no deep passing game. Our QB's are so so at best. The oc sucks.
Top 5 D, bottom 5 O. (Defense would be ##1 if not for the offense that will be 2 and out and turn the ball over.)
Be prepared for the "Curtis Martin Is Old" defense- 11 in the box, make sure you stop the run, and dare Chad Pennington to beat you. Back then the issue was Chad being incapable of hitting a receiver. Today the issue is Mark having no receivers to throw to. And, being honest, I'm not even sure opposing DC's even need to commit to a heavy run stop as Shonn Greene does a very good job of stopping himself.
Ground & Pound team that has no running back. Good quarterback that has no targets. Offensive line with major question marks that won't give either the holes or time to get the job done.
We're worse on O this year than last year, that's why the record will be worse. A great defense means nothing if they hold opponents to 10 and we can only score 3.
0-3 slide last year, 0-4 in the preseason, brutal first 7 games of the year. This is set up to be a rough first month and a death spiral before we can figure out what happened.
Last edited by SAR I; 09-03-2012 at 07:37 PM.
Sure, the Jets were 13th in points scored last year, but that's extremely misleading if that makes you think the Jets were the 13th best offense last year.
The Jets led the league in possessions last season, thanks to a bad offense (the more 3-and-outs, the more drives you'll have) and a great defense (forcing 3-and-outs). The Jets had 198 drives last year, while NE had 173, for example. But having more drives isn't a good thing -- each team gets the same number of drives in a game, plus or minus 1 (with limited exception). So you really want to look at per-drive stats.
The Jets ranked 17th in points per drive; that's mostly because of an incredibly effective offense in the red zone. The Jets ranked 28th in yards per drive, and would have ranked closer to that in points per drive if the offense wasn't so good in the red zone last year.
So the question is, do we have any reason to think the Jets are going to be elite in the red zone again in 2012? The realistic answer is no. The Jets didn't have a magical ability to suck for the most part on offense (the Jets ranked 25th in Net Yards per Pass and 30th in Rushing Yards per Carry) but turn it on in the red zone. Red zone statistics are notoriously inconsistent from year to year, because they're based on such a small sample size. Obviously having Burress helped, but the more likely answer is the Jets success last year in the red zone was based on a small sample size. Every single team that significantly outperforms expectations in the red zone could come up with a reason why they'll be great again the next year, but the fact is, most of them regress. And "Tom Moore" is not a very good reason, relatively speaking.
So you have an offense that was probably a bottom-third offense in the league last year, and looks worse at WR. Maybe the new OC helps, or maybe the Jets struggle as they "gel" and "learn the offense." That's why everyone is down on the Jets offense this year. If you ask objective NFL fans where they expect the Jets offense to rank this year, most will tell you the bottom quarter of the league. And that's got nothing to do with "Jets haterade."